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5 Eco-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Ideas

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1. Furoshiki

Furoshiki is the Japanese gift wrap style that uses fabric rather than paper. The joy of a furoshiki, as with all of these reusable giftwaps, is that the wrapping becomes part of the present. Traditional furoshiki can vary in size, and they can be quite expensive, but you can really use any large piece of square fabric with furoshiki techniques. Organic cotton flour sacks work well and are easy to come by, or you could use a square, silk scarf or even a large napkin or dish towel that you find at the thrift store.

Depending on what you’re wrapping, there are different methods for furoshiki, but the video above details some of the most basic wrapping techniques.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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10:20AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

thanks for great ideas

12:27AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Ty

12:27AM PST on Dec 18, 2014

Ty

6:28AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

great ideas, thank you

3:52AM PST on Dec 14, 2014

Make it a wonderful time for our life and environment

4:42AM PST on Dec 11, 2014

good ideas..

3:37PM PST on Dec 8, 2014

Giftee - whatever word is that? Recipient will do just fine!

9:35PM PST on Dec 7, 2014

Furoshiki is a lovely idea, but by the time I bought a yard of fabric for every gift, I would be broke!

2:16PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

Thank you! I have tried some ideas before but this year I will do more!

2:41AM PST on Feb 14, 2012

Wonderful ideas! Thanks.

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